Samsung "Hercules" seems to be T-Mobile's version of an Infuse 4G on steroids

Samsung "Hercules" seems to be T-Mobile's version of an Infuse 4G on steroids
In the very near future, T-Mobile is definitely refreshing their phone lineup with some new arrivals from Samsung’s camp – specifically being the Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Touch 2. However, both aren’t close to being the super high-end smartphone that we know Sammy is capable of producing. Luckily, we have some intriguing news regarding an upcoming smartphone for T-Mobile that should get some people really excited.

AT&T customers are currently able to enjoy all the wonders that the Samsung Infuse 4G has to offer, but it appears that T-Mobile customers will be seeing light of a similar device – but it’s something going to be far bigger. Although it’s not entering Tmo’s testing labs for at least another month, the device going by the code name Samsung “Hercules” is looking to gain acceptance with the carrier some time around mid-August.

Basically, it’s best described as a Samsung Infuse 4G like handset, but it’s literally on steroids. It’ll be featuring things like a 4.5” WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED Plus display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 8-megapixel camera with flash, 1080p video recording, front-facing camera, Category 24 HSDPA (42Mbps) & Category 6 HSUPA (5.76Mbps), support for Tmo’s AWS band with 850/1900MHz compatibility to work with AT&T’s “4G” network, 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, and an unbelievable 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm APQ8060 processor. Though, just like the Infuse 4G, it’ll be lacking an HDMI port of some sort, but rather, it’ll stream stuff courtesy of its microUSB port via MHL.

Based on the recent leak, it’s looking as if the Hercules will be listed at the “over $350” category – albeit, it’s not known whether that is going to be its off or on-contract pricing. Still, we’d suspect it’s going to be the latter of the two. Sure it’s going to be some time before we see this one arriving on the scene, but it’s enough to get many people to start drooling over it.

source: This is my next

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16. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

Why not qHD?

13. Seylan unregistered

Finally some competition for the upcoming Nokia N9 :)

11. sometmo rep unregistered

has anybody heard of these rumors including a battery with better perfomance??? these companies keep upgrading everything besides the damn battery....WTF?!?

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the galaxyS2 has a bigger battery and has been said to get exellent battery life for a smart phone.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I dont know how it sounds like an "infuse" on steroids.. it sounds more like a secret code name for the SGS2. The specs are almost identical minus a few things which could be easily misreported by samsung/tmobile to throw you off. This does however coinside with the national launch of the 42mb/s network in the comming weeks. its been in testing in select markets and it should be launching by/before june. My guess, is its Tmobiles variant of the SGS2, misrepresented in specs, with 42mb/s connectivity. B-E-A-S-T-L-Y.

12. cyborg unregistered

I agree with your speculation. "Samsung's flagship will be known as the Attain on AT&T, the Function on Verizon, and the Within on Sprint" T-mobile: Hercules

9. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

"Basically, it’s best described as a Samsung Infuse 4G like handset, but it’s literally on steroids. It’ll be featuring things like...". literally on steroids??? really, they inject steroid in the phone...huh?JK! Awesome!!! T-mo got the LG G2X, will have the HTC Sensation and now this!!! T-Mobile is going Beast mode B4 the Merge, which i predict that will fail.

8. pcman1911 unregistered

Why would they carry this phone and the SGSII. Makes no sense

7. Soulmanager11

Posts: 26; Member since: May 04, 2011

With Att bands for 4G? Sounds like they're sure about the sale going thru.

5. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it would be great if this found it's way into T-Mo's stock G-Series of phones.

6. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

maybe it could be called the Samsung G2XL. xD

4. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011


3. sirmikey3111

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

Every phone maker out there has a damned 4G phone too bad nobody has a 4G signal! WTF

2. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

The spec looks exactly like SGSII except the processor. Is that really dual core Qualcomm, not Exynos?

1. OhSo3D

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

What the hell is the APQ8060 processor?? Never heard of that one. hahah

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